Flyers women’s soccer season ends with fourth loss to Saint Louis in A-10 semifinals

The Flyers women’s soccer team could not win their fourth chance of the season to beat the A-10’s top-seeded Billikens in the semifinals of the conference tournament on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Christian Cubacub, Flyer News.

Peter Burtnett
Sports Editor

For the fourth time this season, the Dayton Flyers soccer team fell to nationally-ranked Saint Louis, this time 3-0 in the Atlantic 10 semifinals at Hermann Stadium in St. Louis, Mo.

A 25th minute goal by the Billikens was the difference in the first half, and the Flyers were out-shot 8-0.

In the second half, the Flyers held off the Billikens until the 64th minute, and a third Billikens goal put the game away in the 88th minute. In the second half, the Flyers were out-shot 8-5.

Freshman Itala Gemelli and sophomore Jessica Sheldon had 2 shots each, and freshman Diana Benigno had the fifth, but none of the shots were on goal.

The Flyers’ season comes to a rough end with three straight losses to the Billikens, who advance to the final at their home stadium on Saturday.

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